Rafael throws some more wood on the fire by publishing the results of some testing he did of Yahoo’s IMAP implementation against the iPhone. And according to him, Yahoo is sending too much data to iPhones too:
Yahoo’s statement [was that] “Yahoo! Mail is widely available on tens of millions of mobile phones, including those running on Apple iOS, Android, Nokia Symbian, and RIM. The issue on the Windows Phones is specific to how Microsoft chose to implement IMAP for Yahoo! Mail and does not impact Yahoo! Mail on these other mobile devices.”
Does not impact other devices? REALLY now? Help me here, Yahoo. Perhaps I’m not using the same server you are.
[Dumps of IMAP traffic ensue.]
So much for being a Windows Phone specific problem. Note that we have extra fields in our reply.
Trying to read this stuff is like reading the Bible in its original language, but let’s just say that Rafael’s contention is that Yahoo is spitting out too much info … regardless of the device on the other end.
Let the debate rage. I think I just detected another six weeks of (nuclear) winter. :)